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Shavuot Programming

 Erev Shavuot Communal Dinner (registration required; now closed) 
Thursday, May 25, 2023, 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM at Kesher Israel.   
Join us for a dairy dinner before learning begins!    

Thursday Night Learning 
Thursday, May 25, 2023, starting at 11:30 PM at Kesher Israel
Check out the TLS schedule!

Kesher Families Shavuot Bagel Brunch (registration required; now closed) 
Friday,  May 26, 2023, approximately 11:30 AM at Rose Park
Join other Kesher families for a bagel lunch immediately following shul on the first day of chag. We will meet right by the Rose Park Tot Lot so kids can play while parents (and anyone else who doesn’t mind chaos) can socialize. Please bring a picnic blanket! Registration required so we can make sure there is enough food.

Kesher Kids and Families Shavuot Ice Cream Party at the Shafner Backyard
Shabbat, May 27, 2023,  4:00 PM, Rabbinic Residence

Shavuot Full Schedule

Thursday, May 25 (Erev Shavuot)  
Candle Lighting 8:04PM
Mincha followed by Shiur by Dr. Shapiro: "Major Themes in the Philosophy of Rav Kook" 8:05 PM
Maariv 9:00 PM
Erev Shavuot Communal Dinner (Registration required; now closed) 9:30 PM
Tikkun Leil Shavuot, headlined by Dr. Shapiro 11:30 PM
Friday, May 26 (Shavuot I)  
Neitz Shacharit (Sunrise is 5:46 AM) 5:15 AM
Shacharit (Main Minyan) 9:00 AM
Kesher Families Shavuot Bagel Brunch  (Registration required; now closed) 12:30 PM
Class with Dr. Shapiro: "Rabbi Shlomo Goren: The Revolutionary Chief Rabbi" at Rabbinic Residence  4:00 PM
Mincha/Maariv/Kabbalat Shabbat 8:05 PM
Candle Lighting 8:05 PM
Shabbat, May 27 (Shavuot II)  
Shacharit (Hashkama) with Megillat Rut and Yizkor 7:30 AM
Main Minyan with Megillat Rut and Yizkor 9:00 AM
Kesher Kids and Families Shavuot Ice Cream Party at the Shafner Backyard 4:00 PM
Dr. Shapiro Class: "Judaism and Islam: Some Historical and Halakhic Perspective" 6:30 PM
Mincha/Maariv 7:40 PM
Seudah Shelishit with Dr. Shapiro: "Djerba, the Last Vibrant Jewish Community in the Arab World" 8:00 PM
Havdalah 9:11 PM

About our Scholar

Dr. Marc B. Shapiro holds the Weinberg Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Scranton. A graduate of Brandeis (BA) and Harvard (PhD), he is the author of numerous books, articles, and reviews and is a popular scholar in residence at synagogues around the world. He has written Between the Yeshiva World and Modern Orthodoxy and The Limits of Orthodox Theology, both of which were National Jewish Book Award Finalists. Other books of his include Saul Lieberman and the Orthodox, Studies in Maimonides and His Interpreters, and Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History. In 2019 he published Iggerot Malkhei Rabbanan which contains more than thirty years of correspondence with some of the world's most outstanding Torah scholars. He regularly publishes widely read scholarly articles on the Seforim Blog and is currently writing a book on the thought of Rav Kook.

Tue, September 26 2023 11 Tishrei 5784